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World War II Movement is Keeping the Spirit of 1945 Alive

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Image what life would be like if we lost WWII. We’ll be talking to the true heroes that survived the Great Depression and won the War, including Army Air Force pilot, Jerry Yellin, who flew the final combat mission of WWII that day, while thousands of miles away in New York, Army Nurse Gloria Bullard was photographed in Times Square watching a joyous sailor kiss another nurse as people celebrated the news that the war had ended. We'll talk with a group of special guests who have very different personal memories of August 14, 1945 and are part of a national movement to “Keep the Spirit of ‘45 Alive”.

We'll also hear from people who are organizing events and activities in cities and towns throughout America on the second weekend in August, and learn how Warren Hag and Linda Laurie are helping to keep the Spirit of 1945 alive and well in their communities.

In 2010, Congress unanimously voted in favor of establishing a national day honoring the men and women of the World War II generation. Spirit of '45 Day is now being observed each year on the second Sunday in August, aligning with the anniversary of August 14, 1945 -- the day President Harry Truman announced that the war was over and thousands of spontaneous celebrations broke out across the country. For more > www.Spiritof45.org and  www.Stories-of-Service.org

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